The marquee match of the 2023 PGT Mixed Games II pageant was the $25,300 buy-in ten-game championship. A complete of 29 entries turned out for the high-stakes affair, making a prize pool of $725,000. The high 5 finishers in the end made the cash, with the lion’s share of that prize cash going to eventual champion Maxx Coleman. He took dwelling $235,630 for the win, the fourth-largest rating of his match profession.
This victory elevated Coleman’s profession match earnings to greater than $4 million. This was his ninth recorded title, together with his two bracelet wins on the World Series of Poker over time.
In addition to the title and the cash, Coleman was additionally awarded 174 PokerGO Tour factors because the champion. This was his second money of the collection, having additionally positioned ninth within the $5,100 ten-game occasion earlier within the pageant. With 188 whole factors, Coleman completed fifth within the PGT Mixed II series-long factors race.
The second and closing day of this match started with 9 gamers returning to the PokerGO Studio inside ARIA Resort & Casino. Six-time bracelet winner Jeremy Aumsus was knocked out on the bubble, guaranteeing no less than $50,750 for the remaining 5 contenders. That sum in the end went to bracelet winner and up to date seller’s alternative occasion champion of this collection Dylan Weisman, who was despatched to the rail in fifth place throughout a spherical of no-limit deuce-to-seven single draw lowball.
Six-time bracelet winner John Hennigan’s run on this occasion got here to an occasion in a hand of no-limit maintain’em. He shoved his quick stack from the button with Q-6 suited and bumped into A-Ok for bracelet winner Alex Livingston within the massive blind. Livingston flopped kings and eights and held from there to eradicate Hennigan in fourth place ($79,750).
Three-time World Poker Tour champion and PokerStars Caribbean Adventure foremost occasion winner Chino Rheem was the following to fall. Rheem acquired all in with A-9 up towards the pocket nines of Coleman. The pocket pair held up and Rheem was knocked out in third place ($116,000). This was Rheem’s fifth money of the collection, together with a win within the $10,000 massive wager combine. With $433,600 in whole earnings in the course of the pageant, Rheem was topped the collection champion. In addition to securing the trophy, Rheem was additionally awarded a $25,000 championship bonus because of his spectacular efficiency.
Heads-up play started Livingston holding 3,365,000 to Coleman’s 2,435,000. The closing two struck a deal to restructure the payouts, locking up $220,630 for Coleman and $232,870 for Livingston whereas leaving $25,000 and the title to play for. The two went on to commerce the lead a number of occasions.
Eventually, Coleman gained a giant pot with A-Q making the nut straight in restrict maintain’em to take roughly a 5:1 chip lead. Not lengthy after that, with restrict maintain’em nonetheless the sport, the final remaining little bit of Livingston’s stack went in on a ten52 flop with Coleman holding J10 towards Livingston’s A7. The Q flip and 4 river had been no assist to Livingston and he was eradicated in second place, incomes the $232,870 that he negotiated for. The 2019 WSOP foremost occasion third-place finisher now has practically $8 million in profession match earnings after this newest deep run.
Here is a have a look at the payouts and rankings factors awarded on this occasion:
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Here are the ultimate standings within the PGT Mixed Games II factors race:
Winner picture credit score: PokerGO / Antonio Abrego.